How the Star Wars Empire Was Built



Just when you think we know everything there is to know about Star Wars, new stories and memories come out of the past. Now the latest book to chronicle the movie that changed sci-fi, and movies, forever, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, is out through Basic Books.

Written by Chris Taylor, an editor at mashable.com, from what we can gather, this book could have more of a business edge to it, with the subtitle being, “The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise.” The book seems to be about why we’re still obsessed with Star Wars after all this time, and what the future could hold for the franchise when Episode VII comes next December.

Early reviews tell us it’s “a smart, engaging book” (Kirkus Reviews), and that “it’s impossible to imagine a Star Wars fan who wouldn’t love this book.” Acclaimed author Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) also called it “a wildly entertaining book, and if it’s not the definitive history of the making of Star Wars, I don’t know what is.”



David Konow

David Konow has been a writer for far too long. He has written for Deadline, Indiewire, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Wrap, Tom's Games, and many others. He has also authored three books: Bang Your Head (Three Rivers Press), and Reel Terror (St Martins).


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